The Talon© product and brand originated with the inventor of the zipper in the mid 1800’s, and for decades throughout most of the 20th Century the Talon brand and zipper has remained a household name. Although corporate ownership of the company changed over time, the company’s dedication to and development of superior quality products has remained. In 1996 Tag-It Pacific, Inc. acquired Talon, and in 2007 Tag-It Pacific changed its corporate name to Talon International, Inc.
Talon is a major supplier of quality apparel accessories, including its quality zippers, trim and interlining products to virtually all of the major national retailers throughout the U.S. including brands such as Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Gerber, Sears, Babies-R-Us, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Express, Victoria Secret, Polo Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture, BCBG, Chico’s, and more.
Talon operates its business from its headquarters in Woodland Hills, CA (part of the greater Los Angeles area), with regional offices located in Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei, India, and Bangladesh. Talon manufactures its products through a controlled network of joint manufacturing arrangements with select Southeast Asia manufacturing partners. These carefully selected and monitored manufacturing facilities substantially dedicated their facilities to Talon and provide dyeing, chain manufacturing and final assembly services under the direct supervision of Talon production control and quality control engineers that are on-site at each facility. All raw materials used have been specified by Talon, all of the manufacturing processes and controls have been approved by Talon, and in many cases the manufacturing equipment has been supplied by Talon. These manufacturing partners join with Talon in producing the highest quality products in accordance with the specifications set out by Talon and its customers. To ensure continuous product and quality consistency, and to protect the Talon and customer brands, Talon carefully controls the manufacturing of key components such as custom sliders, pulls and tape components within a few select factories. These factories then supply these components to Talon’s other manufacturing partners who complete the coloring, assembly, testing and inspection of the final product, delivering the finished product directly to the garment manufacturer.
Each of Talon’s manufacturing partners has a full organization of quality control and inspection engineers, and each facility is continuously monitored by Talon’s on-site quality control inspectors, as well as our regional Compliance teams, and Brand Integrity teams that ensure the factories strictly follow the manufacturing methodologies, material controls, production processes and inspection and testing specifications Talon dictates. Talon places product quality and safety first among its manufacturing priorities and backs this commitment up with an extensive investment in quality and compliance control within its factories and its corporate organization.
Talon’s comprehensive network of quality manufacturing facilities and full vertical management of all aspects of the supply chain within these partner facilities is a proved business operation strategy that is commonplace in many other industries in the consumer products market. This strategy provides Talon the strength and flexibility to serve our customers at the lowest local level, to demand the highest levels of compliance and control providing not only superior products, but prompt and flexible delivery schedules to our customers. Numerous major retail brands worldwide, recognizing Talon’s commitment to quality and service, honor Talon as a preferred supplier of choice in their programs.